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7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 20.22% 73.03% 6.74%

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NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS

What is NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS?  (from NewTech Infosystems)

ReadyNAS Duo also includes a feature we're enthralled with called "Shadow" that not only backs up folders and files every time you save them on your computer, but also gives you the ability to save and revert to previous versions of the files. If your local file is lost or corrupted, you simply right click on the back-...  Read more


NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS is a software program developed by NewTech Infosystems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named Shadow.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 8.96 MB (9,394,433 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 31% of users of NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ntius.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{019D7B6B-1123-40E5-AD82-73DC6FE78B30}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.96 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS

Program executable:Shadow.exe
Name:NTI Shadow
Path:C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS\Shadow.exe
Additional files:
  • Shadow.exe - NTI Shadow (Shadow)
  • ShadowLoc.dll - Shadow English US Resource
  • ShadowSvr.dll - ShadowSvr
  • ShadowSvrLoc.dll - ShadowSvr English Resource
  • SCD32.dll - NTI SCD32 (SCD32)
  • SkinMagic.dll (by Appspeed) - Appspeed SkinMagic Toolkit (SkinMagic Toolkit)
  • SkinMagicU.dll (by Appspeed)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShadowSvr.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ShadowSvrExt' with a class of {641D52A5-F996-4901-B7A8-B861E4BB2F2E}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Shadow.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Shadow' and executes as C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS\Shadow.exe --minimize.

How do I remove NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS?

You can uninstall NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NTI Shadow for ReadyNAS.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.54%
Windows 10 16.85%
Windows XP 10.11%
Windows Vista 4.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.23%
Windows 8.1 4.55%
Windows 10 Home 3.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.69%
  United Kingdom 16.83%
  Sweden 15.84%
  France 6.93%
  Germany 5.94%
  DK 5.94%
  Australia 4.95%
  Netherlands 3.96%
  Canada 2.97%
  Norway 1.98%
  Switzerland 0.99%
  Austria 0.99%
  Ireland 0.99%
  Poland 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.53%
Hewlett-Packard 25.53%
Acer 17.02%
ASUS 12.77%
American Megatrends 4.26%
Compaq 2.13%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-ES2L 2.90%
HP Elite 7300 Series MT 2.90%
ASUS All Series 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 1.45%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.45%
Acer Aspire TC-603 1.45%

About NewTech Infosystems

NewTech Infosystems is a developer of software for Digital Media and Storage Management.
Publisher URL: www.nticorp.com


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